The Award for an Unpublished Manuscript

In addition to the Award for an Unpublished Manuscript by an emerging Victorian writer, the 2021 Victorian Premier's Literary Awards include prizes for fiction, non-fiction, drama, poetry and writing for young adults and the biennial Award for Indigenous Writing.

The Award for an Unpublished Manuscript by an emerging Victorian writer – $15,000

This award is offered for a Victorian resident's unpublished fiction manuscript which may be a collection of stories or a novel.

Entries now open

Enter the 2021 Award for an Unpublished Manuscript here.

Entries close 5pm AEST Monday 28 September.

Key dates for the 2021 Award

Open call for entries – Monday 31 August 2020

Close of entries – Monday 28 September 2020

Shortlist announcement – Monday 7 December 2020

Winner announcement – Thursday 28 January 2021

Click here for entry guidelines for the 2021 Award for an Unpublished Manuscript.